There is neither a fee nor a permit required to visit Springfield Armory National Historic Site and tour its public areas.
If, however, you or your group would like to use other park facilities, hold a special event, film or photograph beyond personal use, or other activity, a permit is required in order to ensure the protection of park resources, its values and purpose, and to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses.
There are a few different permits, depending on activity:
- A Special Use Permit is issued for
- Special Events (Concerts, rallies, fairs, etc.) and other large gatherings
- Access to areas normally closed to the public
- Use of park classrooms and meeting spaces
- Filming/Photography Permits are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.
- Note: Visitors using cameras and/or recording devices for their own personal use do not need a permit.
- A Research Application is issued for access to the park's objects, archives, and research library.
To discuss a proposed activity, please contact the park's Special Park Uses Coordinator:
Springfield Armory NHS
Attn: Special Park Uses Coordinator
One Armory Square, Suite 2
Springfield, MA 01105-1299